Welcome to RAC's Gallery
We’re open 5 days a week (the gallery is closed on Sunday and Monday through March) and admission is free.
Drop by our light, airy first-floor gallery to explore stimulating high-quality art that changes each month.
During the course of a year we display diverse woOrks in all media – acrylic, computer art, drawings, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, prints, sculpture and watercolor. Download the 2014 Exhibition Calendar
Our goal is to provide maximum exposure for the talents of RAC members. Six exhibitions include 40-80 works exclusively by RAC exhibiting members … all members and the public have the opportunity to be juried into three other exhibits … and the first exhibit each year features artwork by RAC instructors and students.
CURRENT EXHIBITION RECEPTION:
Current Gallery Exhibition:
Beyond Brushwork Exhibit
through March 29
High-quality computer art, drawings, mixed media, pastels and prints are featured in this exhibit. Best In Show for was awarded to Jessica Huse of Norwalk for her pastel drawing, “Harlequin Box". Huse (seated right) joined first place category winners (from left standing) Pastels - Lucy Jinishian (Norwalk), Exhibit Chair Kaz Oda, Prints - Elizabeth Nagle (New Canaan) ... (seated left) Mixed Media - Lisa Thoren (Darien). Not present were the winners in Computer Art - Dana Laird (Rowayton) and Drawings - Yuko Ike (Darien).
The judge was Leona Frank, who said, "This exhibit is a welcome display of a variety of media used by RAC member artists to express their ideas in unique ways. Organizing a show based on the use of collage, drawings, computer art, prints, mixed media and pastels highlights artists who work in materials that are often obscured by traditional painting.
"Some of the pieces displayed demonstrate the beautiful quality of lyrical ink line, the discipline of cutting papers of minimal color and simple shapes, or thoughtful color choices in pastels, reflecting an awareness of light. Others express nostalgiz for a favorite place or are completely whimsical.
"I have the sense that the participating artists are showing work in media they normally explore, rather than arbitrarily creating pieces merely to conform to the 'beyond brushwork' theme. This exhgibit affords both artists and the public the opportunity to celebrate the diversity of materials that can be transformed to create art.
"I congratulate the awardees, as well as all the members who submitted work for this exhibit. Your art is inspiring to those of us who hardly ever get beyond brushwork.
Exhibition judges and jurors are recruited from throughout the regional arts community -- professional artists, curators, gallery directors, academics and instructors. Award winners are announced during the free reception for each exhibit.
January 12-25 -- "From the RAC Studio" (RAC instructors and artists who participated in 2013 classes and/or workshops)
In addition to the exhibitions in our full gallery, we occasionally present special shows in RAC’s smaller Portside Gallery. Click below for show details.
No Exhibitions Scheduled